Thursday, September 23, 2021

Library of souls by Ransom Riggs


 

This is the third book in Miss Peregrine's peculiar children's series. If this was a great way to end a trilogy this would be one hell of an ending. It was very good. 

Jacob and Emma are on their own after the other children were taken by wights. They need to go and get their friends back and Miss Peregrine. They have to find out a way to save them so they are safe. Addison is a peculiar dog that can talk. He has a great nose and will help them sniff out where they were taken. They are also being followed by a hollow. These things you can't see with your naked eye, but Jacob can see them. He's been learning how to control them and tell them what he's wanting him to do. 

Hollows can kill you if you can't see them and his grandfather was just like Jacob. He could see them too. 

After leaving the subway, they found their way down to a boat ramp. There was this guy dressed all in a strange black cloak. He kept dropping rats out of it. Jacob asked if they could get a ride to Devil's Arc. His name was Sharon and he did boat tours. At first Sharon didn't want to help them. They finally said they could pay him but, didn't have the gold right now. He thought about it then said, sure. 

With them in the small boat, being also that they were out in the open. Because they were with Sharon, the real normal people couldn't see them. Things are always different when it comes with the loops. Where they are heading, its not a good place. 

Things ended up happening after they arrived in Devil's Arc. People here weren't nice. They were looking at them. Sharon told them both to stay close. Ambosia is addicting and many of the people here use it. What Jacob and Emma find out is that its the souls of Peculiar children. Which makes Emma quite upset. They are waiting for Sharon and they wonder off. They find the castle and a long bridge but, before they can figure out a way to get across they are attacked. 

Jacob is hurt quite badly. Emma is hurt too. After that everything goes dark. They bought to meet Bentham. He's the brother of Caul and Miss Peregrine. He explains to them who he is and right off the bat, Emma doesn't trust him. The healer did heal Jacob and Emma. 

Devil's Arc is a very dark and dangerous place because the Wight and hollows live close by. Caul, is crazy and the one thing he wants most is to find the Library of souls. He believes that it will give him great power. With someone like that it makes it even more important to get everyone back and safe. 

Will, you'll have to read the book to find out what happens. I'll just say this, its a great ending. A good over evil story is always great. Pick it up. 

Well, I'm off to start my next book. Remember to pick up a good book, you never know what you might just like. 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Elsewhere by Dean Koontz


 

Jeffy Coltrane had his wife Michelle leave him 7 years ago. He has their daughter Amity and she's 12 years old. They love fantasy books and spend a lot of time reading together and talking about them. They don't live life without doing the tings they love. Amity and her mouse Snowball and spending time on the beach. They live what you would call a normal life. 

Ed or what Amity calls him 'spooky Ed,' shows up on the doorstep and talks to her dad. Something is a little strange about this guy. He seems to be always looking over his shoulder and never comes tell after dark. Ed, begins to tell Jeffy about something that doesn't even make any since to him. He asks him to take this box and hide it somewhere, where no one will find it and if he doesn't come back for it in a week. He's to take it and throw it in the ocean after barrowing it in concrete. Ed, then leaves. 

Jeffy doesn't know what the hell is going on and he takes the box in the house. Puts it in his office when, Amity comes in and asks him what it is. Jeffy, is a little curious about it himself. Even though he was told not to open it, he does. Its some kind of cellphone or something like that. Then, there's a knock on the door and its loud. After hiding the thing, he heads for the door.

A few guys, all dressed in black are standing on his porch. One has his ID pulled out and says, ' I'm John Falkirk from the National security agency. Were here looking for Dr. Edwin Harkenbach he has stolen something that doesn't belong to him. Have you seen him?' Jeffy doesn't know how to answer that question but, he knows he shouldn't lie. So, he tells him he saw him last night but, he's not here. Falkirk tells his men to search the house and that they know what he's looking for. The move into the house and begin to search the house. 

Falkirk isn't what he seems and Amity ends up saying something snotty to him. If it was up to Falkirk, he would teach that girl a listen and he would love it. He doesn't care about them, he wants that hand held machine that can take him places that aren't part of this world. Its called, elsewhere. Different, plains of the same world with some that are dangerous and some that aren't. 

His men didn't find anything and they lift. Jeffy, knew now that what Ed gave him was something dangerous and he wasn't sure what to do about it. He would go about his day and later on after everything was calm he would get it from his hiding place and check it out. Amity, had snowball with her and they were at the kitchen table. 

As much as he wanted to protect her from things. He didn't know how much their life was going to change. He had the thing sitting on the table and was looking at it. When snowball walked over to it and stepped on it. Amity and her dad were touching each other and then, there was a light. They ended up jumping to another house that was theirs but, wasn't theirs. This was strange. Amity went looking around after sticking snowball into her pocket. There was nothing here that showed she ever lived here. Someone was outside mowing the lawn. This was weird. She looked at her dad and said they they needed to go back home. Jeffy, didn't even know how to do that. 

He had to go get some book that Ed had wrote and being that they are somewhere else. They didn't know if this was a good place or a bad place. They do find that out. All hell breaks out and they end up in danger. 

Well, I'm going to leave you with a cliff hanger here. You'll have to read the book to find out what happens. I'll add this. Falkirk is a really bad guy playing as a good guy. He just likes to kill people for pleasure. The book was interesting. Nothing like what you might think it is. 

Well, I'm off to start my next book. Remember to read a book, you never know if you might just like it. Books are there to enjoy, so pick up one. 

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Fated by Alyson Noel


 

This the first book in The Soul Seekers series. The book was really good. Something different then, what I'm used too. 

Daire is a 16 year old girl with her mom, traveling around the world for her mothers job as a make-up artist. Jeenika is her mom. Things with them have been okay at time. Daire, keeps having problems with seeing things that don't make since to her. She sees, ravens and shadow like people and it freaks her out. She doesn't know if she's going crazy or what. 

She and Vance this boy she sees while he's working on this movie where there are, is getting something to eat, when things start to happen. After a time, she faints or something like fainting. When she wakes up, she's tide down and her mom is sitting close by. She doesn't know where she is but, she doesn't like what's going on. She asks her mom what is going on and her mom tells the other lady in the room to get the doctor. Tell then, her mom just tells her that she's just going to have to relax. Like, that's going to happen. 

Once she hears from the doctor and hears what he has to say, she's not happy. She doesn't want to go to no mental hospital or take medicine that will mess with her. So, after leaving, her mom drives them to where they are staying after taking the trip home on an airplane. 

The phone in the house rings and its her grandmother Paloma calling. Some how she found out what is going on and talks her mom into letting her come and stay with her in Enchantment, New Mexico. She tells her mom that she can help Daire. She's going to have her friend Chay meet us and drive me the rest of the way. 

Jennika, her mom isn't so sure of about this whole thing but, for now its the only thing she can do. 

At first, Daire doesn't want to be there and ends up running away. She also ends up getting hit by a car, where she is bruised and has a broken leg. So, the idea of leaving didn't go quite will. She does have a few talks with Paloma who explains who her dad was and why he died before she was born. Something that her mom didn't explain to her very will.

She also finds out that she's a soul seeker and a very strong one. Paloma is going to teach her as much as she can, but Daire notices that she keeps having nose bleeds and becomes worried that something is wrong. 

She also meets Dace and Cade, they are teens. She doesn't like Cade and she finds out the Dace is nicer and good. Something evil is going on and Cade is a good reason, along with his father. Things end up happening and its not good. But, I'm not going to share what happens, because I want you to read this book. I'll tell you this, the ending will grab you and you'll want to continue to read tell the book ends. Its also wanting me to pick up the next one in the series but, I'm going to wait a little while then, I'll get it. 

Well, I'm off to start my next book. Remember to pick up a book, you never know if you like it, tell you read it. 

Note: I'm going to tell you guys something. I only read the book. I can't listen to audiobooks so my honest opinion of the book is from reading it. There is nothing wrong with listening to a book. I just love the feel of the book in my hands and its easier for me to enjoy and understand the stories I read. So, sometimes it will take me a little longer to read some book. 

Thank you for reading my blog. You can leave me a comment about the book or anything else if you want. 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Priory of the orange tree by Samantha Shannon


 

This is a 800 plus page book. Another fantasy to add to my list of books on here. I will add that its a pretty good read. Its a story about a queen that believes she can save her kingdom from an evil that has been sleeping for 1000 years. 

We meet Ead Duryan while she's working for queen Saban the ninth. She was sent to the kingdom to protect the queen. What she doesn't realize is that things aren't what they seem. She see's many things that don't agree with her and the beliefs she has. What she also doesn't know is how she really feels about the queen. 

One night she kills someone that is trying to kill the queen and she hides it so that she isn't spotted in doing it. Its not like she's afraid of what might happen to her, she doesn't want the queen to know its her. 

Loth, is her good friend and when he's sent away to do the queens business. Things in the castle become unsettled. He and his good friend Kit go together to see Estina Melaugo in the Yscalin in hope to make peace some how. It doesn't go will. 

Niclays Roos is a bad guy, he holds a grudge against Saban for sending him away. He wants to get off the island he's on and it will happen but, not in the way he thinks. Pirates roam the seas and he will meet a not so good one. 

Aubrecht Lievelyn, is going to marry Saban and its up to them to make a baby girl. She will be the one to save them from the nameless one that's surposed to come back. It will not be good. 

Saban ends up losing her consort and the baby. In the process bad people are trying to take her thone. Its up to Ead to help her deal with it but, having a relationship with the queen is more dangerous then, she knew. She loses everything and the queen all in three hours. Its not going will for all. 

I hate to inform you, but if you want to know what happens to them all. You are going to have to read the book. I will say that some things got me upset and some things got me angry. Over all, the book was good and long. I'll give you this teaser, there is a happy ending in a way. There are many other charaters in the book. Just read it. 

Well, I'm off to start another book. Remember to read a good book. You never know what might interest you. 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick


 

This the fourth book in the Hush, Hush series and the last one. I will say that this was a great read. 

Patch and Nora are still together and if you don't remember what happened in the third book. Nora and Patch had killed her father Hank. Nora is now a Nephilim and surposed to be the head one because she took her fathers spot. 

Dante is Hank's second and he's wanting to help Nora with dealing with the other Nephilim. He tells her that he's going to help train her so she can get stronger in case there is a war between them and the fallen angels. Which is what Patch is.

What Nora doesn't know is that there might be something that could cause her a problem. Dante and a buddy of his, have been crafty something called Devilcraft. It makes you feel stronger and give you a slight blue tone. Something that Nora learns the hard way about. The more you take of it the more you want it and after she gets stabbed one night she starts to have problems. Its really missed up.

Patch tries to help her and gets her something to reverse the devilcraft. She protends to drink it but, doesn't. 

Down the road she finds out that Dante has plans on trying to take her spot as leader. She doesn't know all of what he's wanting to do but, her and Patch have plans. They will do the one thing to keep all her kind safe. 

If you want to know how the story ends. Pick up the book but, remember to read the other three first. 

Well, off to start my next book. Remember to pick up a book, you never know what will be a new favorite. 

Friday, July 23, 2021

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova


 

This is a new take on the history of Dracula. Told by the young teenage girl who lives with her father. Her father, Paul, travels all over the world for his foundation. One day while she's at home she's in her fathers den and sitting on the desk is some papers and a book. She opens the book and the only thing inside it it a picture of a dragon. She is curious but, isn't sure she should ask her father about it.

Her father Paul, has been raising the young girl on his own since his wife Helen had left or disappeared. Its up to him to raise her and protect her from the bad things in the world. What he doesn't realize is that she will be the one to help him find the one thing he wants, his wife, Helen. 

His daughter starts asking him questions. she wants to know what the book and papers mean. So, he does what he knows best and starts to tell her stories that are true. Dracula is one charater that has been written about a few times. But, he doesn't explain that to her. He starts with his time when he was young and still studying at the university. 

He begins by telling her about his Professor Rossi. How smart he was and how he told him about the meaning about the book he has. He also told her that he disappeared right after doing that. He explained that he had stopped looking into the meaning of Dracula for a long time, but that wasn't true. He wanted to find Helen and knew that there was only go to be one way to do that. It was for him to continue looking for Dracula and in doing so, he might get lucky and find his wife, Helen. 

The story pretty much tells you in letters that her father had left for her to read. What her father doesn't know is that she decides to try and find him. Is she smart enough to figure the whole thing out and find out where her father is or will the danger of doing so cause her harm or death. Maybe, her father can't be found. You'll just have to read the book to find out. 

Its an almost 700 page book and it can get a little slow at times. I think its worth reading.

Sorry, it took me so long to get this post up. I had been sick so, its hard for me to read. 

Well, I'm off to start my next book. Remember to read a good book, you never know what just be a new favorite. 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare


This is book two of the mortal instruments series. I will say that this was a great read for me. 

Clary is back with her friend Simon. Jace, Alex and Isabelle are at the church they use as a shadowhunters head quarters in New York city. Clary has been staying with Luke after her mom has been in a coma of a sorts. 

Maryse is in the library when Jace walks in on her. She begins to question him about what has been going on. Each time he answers she doesn't believe him. They aren't going to see things the same way and Jace always has this attitude about pretty much everything. Then, when Valentine is brought up he becomes a little diffensive. She pretty much asks him to leave.

The Inquisitor is coming and she has  a problem with Jace. She wants to question him concerning his father which is Valentine. I'll just say this, it doesn't go will over will with him and she decides to lock him up. But, before that happens, Jace has gone to see his father. Because of what he knows. 

His father has killed all the soul brother for the sword they have. He wants to bring a very large amount of demons to take out the clave. The clave is what creates the laws for all the shadowhunters. That isn't going will for Jace because he will never join his father in any way. 

The Inquisitor ends up using special swords to lock up Jace. As will as a magic pair of handcuffs. Her idea is to trade him for the two special things that Valentine has. Jace tries to tell the Inquisitor that Valentine will never do that. Because of her hatefullness towards Valentine she isn't listening to him. 

Things are only going to get worse and it does. 

You'll have to read the book to see what happens and how it ends. I'm not going to spoil it for you. I'll just say this, I really wait to pick up the next one. Remember to pick of a good book, you never know what you might enjoy. 

I'm off to start my next book. 


 

Library of souls by Ransom Riggs

  This is the third book in Miss Peregrine's peculiar children's series. If this was a great way to end a trilogy this would be one ...